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highlights of upcoming events at EPOCH communities.

EPOCH welcomes Audubon Society, Boston historian and Park Ranger

Audubon Society, Spring WildflowersJoin us this week for any or all of our free events – from a spring-themed presentation by the Mass Audubon Society, to a nutrition workshop, to an Easter egg hunt. Keep reading for details on these great events.

Audubon Society presents ‘Spring Wildflowers’ – April 15, 2:15 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place
855 Harwich Rd. Brewster, Mass.

Learn about the role and history of your favorite wildflowers, name origins, pollination and seed dispersal, and the latest scientific research on the ecology of these beautiful plants. Please call 508-896-3252 to RSVP.

This week at EPOCH: Celebrate art, music and Earth Day

Earth DayWe have a lot of fun, free events going on at our communities this week. Join us for an art discussion on Norman Rockwell; concerts by Ethan Stone, Adam Bergeron and Bits and Pieces; or a multimedia presentation on Earth Day. Find details on these great events below.

Art Matters presents: Norman Rockwell – April 8, 2 p.m.
EPOCH Independent and Assisted Living at Boylston Place
615 Heath St. Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Jane Blair, owner of Art Matters, will discuss the life and work of Norman Rockwell, one of America’s most beloved painters. Best known for illustrating the covers of the Saturday Evening Post for 47 years, Rockwell has become a cultural icon, inspiring the phrase, “As American as apple pie, baseball and Norman Rockwell.” Please RSVP by calling 617-244-6400.

A week of poetry, music and health

We’re kicking off April with a variety of great events. Join us for educational presentations on managing your health, or for performances by jazz singer Krisanthi Pappas or Elvis impersonator Robert Black. If you enjoy writing or reading poetry, you won’t want to miss a visit from Massachusetts Senior Poet Laureate, Marian Shapiro. Keep reading to learn more about these upcoming events.

Presentation on UTI prevention – April 2, 2:30 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne
140 Melbourne Rd. Pittsfield, Mass.

Registered nurse Maura Rose, of Rosecare Patient Advocacy and Elder Services, will visit EPOCH to discuss urinary tract infection prevention. UTIs are a common infection amongst older adults, particularly women. Rose, who has more than 30 years of experience, will share tips on lowering your risk of infection. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992.

Book club, concerts and more

From health screenings to book discussions to concerts, we have something for everyone at EPOCH. Find details about our upcoming events below. You’re welcome to join us for any of these free events; we just ask that you RSVP.

Free blood pressure clinic – March 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Dennis Council on Aging & Senior Center
1045 Rt. 134, South Dennis, Mass.

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster will host its monthly blood pressure clinic at the Dennis Council on Aging. EPOCH nursing staff will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular blood pressure screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. EPOCH hosts these free clinics every fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information or to RSVP, please call 508-896-7046.

Honoring Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day and more

Celebrate St. Patrick's DayThis week, we will host a wide variety of events at our EPOCH communities that are free and open to the public. We’ll honor St. Patrick’s Day as well as Women’s History Month, host a town hall meeting with our local congressman in Providence, and learn the best repotting techniques from a seasoned horticulturist. With such a diverse calendar, there’s something for everyone. We hope you’ll join us!